Mr. Millili

David Millili

Chief Web Officer

Pegasus Solutions

David Millili is Chief Web Officer of Pegasus Solutions and Chief Executive Officer of Open Hospitality®, a Pegasus Solutions company. In this dual role, Mr. Millili has responsibility for Pegasus’ complete online presence, as well as Open Hospitality’s industry-leading internet marketing services.

Prior to joining Pegasus, Mr. Millili founded and led Open Hospitality to become a recognized industry leader in providing hotel internet marketing services, including design, website development and hosting, mobile platforms, online search and marketing.

Mr. Millili has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As a former hotel general manager, he has practical experience in all aspects of hotel operations and management. As the GM of two New York Times Square hotels (the Mayfair New York and the Belvedere Hotel), his experiences range from managing pre-opening operations to spearheading budgets in excess of $5 million annually.

As co-founder of Timeless Hospitality, Mr. Millili was directly responsible for the successful launch of a startup company that generated profits within six months of launch, generated over $20 million in revenues for hotel clients in 2002 and raised $1.5 million in venture capital funds. Timeless Hospitality provided hotels with internet reservations, marketing and management products and was one of the first e-commerce platforms developed for the exclusive purpose of generating web reservations for independent hotels.

Mr. Millili currently teaches a course on distribution at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management.

Mr. Millili can be contacted at 888-431-0700 or william.collins@e-hps.com

Coming Up In The September Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Hotel Group Meetings: Blue Skies Ahead
After a decade of sacrifice and struggle, it seems that hotels and meeting planners have every reason to be optimistic about the group meeting business going forward. By every industry benchmark and measure, 2017 is shaping up to be a record year, which means more meetings in more locations for more attendees. And though no one in the industry is complaining about this rosy outlook, the strong demand is increasing competition among meeting planners across the board – for the most desirable locations, for the best hotels, for the most creative experiences, for the most talented chefs, and for the best technology available. Because of this robust demand, hotels are in the driver’s seat and they are flexing their collective muscles. Even though over 100,000 new rooms were added last year, hotel rates are expected to rise by a minimum of 4.0%, and they are also charging fees on amenities that were often gratis in the past. In addition, hotels are offering shorter lead times on booking commitments, forcing planners to sign contracts earlier than in past years. Planners are having to work more quickly and to commit farther in advance to secure key properties. Planners are also having to meet increased attendee expectations. They no longer are content with a trade show and a few dinners; they want an experience. Planners need to find ways to create a meaningful experience to ensure that attendees walk away with an impactful memory. This kind of experiential learning can generate a deeper emotional connection, which can ultimately result in increased brand recognition, client retention, and incremental sales. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group business and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.